BOXING legend Joe Calzaghe helped raise more £65,000 at a glitzy charity event organised by expanding Inverclyde company PG Paper.

It was the latest in a line of sports dinners organised by the Greenock company’s owners Poonam and Puneet Gupta, who have now collected more than £250,000 for Action for Children.

Scotland’s Commonwealth Gold boxing medallist Charlie Flynn also made a big impression with the crowd.

Previous events since 2008 have featured world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno and world snooker champ Steve Davis.

Last month PG Paper moved from Kilmacolm to Greenock’s Custom House. It operates in 50 countries around the world, but was bursting at the seams at its premises in Kilmacolm.

Poonam and Puneet, who are also heavily involved with several other charities, said they were delighted to help Action for Children again.

They said: “So many people supported us by turning out for this great cause.

“We know the amazing sum of money raised will be put to good use by Action for Children Scotland.” Around 450 guests were entertained by host Paul Martin, comedian Des Clarke and Calzaghe, who spoke about his ring career as Britain’s only undefeated world champion.

The Welsh boxer held the WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA and The Ring magazine super middleweight titles, as well as The Ring light heavyweight title.

PG Paper, established in 2003, currently employs 10 people in Inverclyde, and hopes to double that number within the next year.

It also employs 12 people in India and and five at various places around the world.

It acts as a ‘middle man’ for many companies by sourcing and supplying paper and other products, including plastic, metal and oil.

The company has twice won Greenock Chamber of Commerce Bees Knees awards.